“Don’t forget about those dormant apps on your devices! They are a gateway to thieves looking to steal your information and more.”
– Glenn Baruck, Chicago Voice & Data
You know those banking and e-commerce apps you haven’t opened in months? It might be a good time to check-in with them and make sure no one else is using them either. According to forthcoming research from DataVisor, a California-based startup specializing in fraud detection, sixty-five percent of accounts that experience an account takeover attack – when an outsider logs in with a victim’s own username and password – have not been accessed by their true owner in more than 90 days.
Don’t be fooled by the 90 statistics; data also showed that while 65 percent of the affected accounts hadn’t been accessed in 90 days, 80 percent belonged to users who hadn’t logged in to their page in more than 30 days.
These fraudsters are very sophisticated and target dormant social media account information as well. Check out the 411 in this article by Jeff Stone for cyberscoop.